National Parks / Natural World

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Holderness

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
PO Box 173
23 Science Center Road
Holderness
NH
03245
Tel: 603 968 7194

Where are we going today?

Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Spend a day - walk the trails, take a Science Center Lake Cruise, enjoy the beauty of Kirkwood Gardens
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    We went there because the brochures showed pictures of a huge park with animals. We assumed that the animals would be more or less in large open spaces. When we got there, there was a short trail to view animals in tiny enclosures. They were housed in very small cages. For such a large park, they devoted very little space to the very FEW animals that were there. Most of the available land was not utilized for anything. We saw a mountain lion, the poor thing was going crazy in that tiny box it was given. They also had skunks on display, one of which...Read More

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    A great experience, so many animals to observe, and the staff and service is excellent, giving you fun facts and giving presentations on different types of animals, such as ospreys, spotted skunks, coyotes, and so much more. If you love wildlife, go here and prepare for a fun and memorable experience!

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    Fun for all ages. Take the Squam Lake Pontoon Boat Ride connected with the Center

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    Good times! And you learn a lot about the local wildlife

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    I strongly recommend taking one of the boat trips on the lake.

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by Jane Zakharova

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We went there because the brochures showed pictures of a huge park with animals. We assumed that the animals would be more or less in large open spaces. When we got there, there was a short trail to view animals in tiny enclosures. They were housed in very small cages. For such a large park, they devoted very little space to the very FEW animals that were there. Most of the available land was not utilized for anything. We saw a mountain lion, the poor thing was going crazy in that tiny box it was given. They also had skunks on display, one of which was blind. However, that poor animal was clearly dying and shouldn't have been on display for everyone to gawk at. Overall, a very depressing place that left us disappointed and upset.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 21° F / -6° C
Humidity: 53 %
Wind: WNW - 11 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 27° F / -3° C
Humidity: 61 %
Wind: SW - 4 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Snow
Temp: 31° F / -1° C
Humidity: 95 %
Wind: SSE - 6 MPH

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